Christine Merkel

Senior Researcher and Stakeholder Engagement Lead

‘I enjoy working with different stakeholders and partners to reach a consensus position, and forming a strong platform to effect real change in health policy.’

About Christine

Christine joined The Health Policy Partnership in September 2015 as a Researcher, and was promoted to Senior Researcher in summer 2016. In March 2018, her remit was expanded as she took on the role of Stakeholder Engagement Lead.

During her time at HPP, Christine has focused primarily on cardiovascular disease projects, including heart failure and atrial fibrillation. She has also been involved in work on rare diseases, childhood epilepsy and other disease areas, and is currently leading a project on multiple sclerosis.

A highlight of Christine’s role at HPP was the campaign for a Written Declaration on Heart Failure in 2016. As part of her work on the Heart Failure Policy Network, Christine worked with organisations across Europe and gained signatures from 236 MEPs.

Christine holds a Master’s in Global Health and Development from University College London, and a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of St Andrews. In 2017, she was awarded the Project Management Qualification from the Association for Project Management (APM).